Ford E83W 10 cwt van. Introduced in 1938 it remained in production until 1957. Its 1172 cc side-valve engine gave it a top speed of just over 40 mph. They were used by all sections of CandL - sales, electrical contracting, radio and electrical appliance servicing.The Morris 10 cwt J-type van was manufactured from 1949 -1961. It had a 4 cylinder 1489 cc side-valve engine driving a three speed gearbox. The price (ex-works and in primer) was £375. Front and rear bumpers were an optional extra. The sign writing is quite austere, not at all CandL’s usual style. The young gent about to give it a wash and brush-up is David Thompson (son of Ron and grandson of Pat Light) who is now boss of Eborlight. The picture dates from the late 1950s.
Thanks to M.P. for these images.